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Pay: Public Sector

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the levels of average public sector pay increases were in each year since 1997. (166349)

The Office for National Statistics publishes data on increases in public sector pay—the Average Earnings Index (AEI)—which is available at This data refers to the average earnings of a work force or sector (in the form of an index), and the growth of this each year, which includes the effect of things like progression rates, work force and pay system restructuring, changes in work force composition, and the basic pay awards (the uplift of pay scales), among others.